Other pages in this set

Page 2

Preview of page 2

Here's a taster:

· A gerund in Latin is a noun that refers a `practice of
doing something'. e.g walking, seeing.
· In Latin, it is a neuter noun and has nd in it. E.g e.g
ambulandum=walking, videndum= seeing.
· These are quite rare at GCSE.…read more

Page 3

Preview of page 3

Here's a taster:

Much more common is a gerundive, verbal adjective, a
little like a participle which is passive and carries a
sense of obligation.
John Taylor puts it well, when he says it's literal meaning
is: `needing to be X-ed'.
It is always ­ndus, a, um.
e.…read more

Page 4

Preview of page 4

Here's a taster:

Gerundives II (taken from EGL P90-91)
Often however these literal meanings will need to be changed.
It has two main purposes.
1. It shows obligation:
e.g urbs delenda est. The city is to be destroyed
i.e The city must be destroyed.
If there is a dative, it means by that person.
e.g urbs nobis delenda est. The city must be destroyed by us
i.e We must destroy the city.
You don't necessarily need a noun.
e.g vobis festinandum= you must hurry
2.…read more

Page 5

Preview of page 5

Here's a taster:

Ex. 57 (from John Taylor's E.G.…read more


No comments have yet been made

Similar Latin resources:

See all Latin resources »See all resources »